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UPPER PALEOLITHIC SITES IN INDIA


Published on: 12/5/2020 4:58:51 AM

Upper Paleolithic culture developed during the later part of the upper Pleistocene. The Upper Paleolithic period has recorded a rich panorama of fossils in the peninsular rivers of India.

Flake and Blade were the chief stone implement material of this age. Due to excessiveness of implements made from Flake-Blade, the Upper/Later Paleolithic Age is also called ‘Flake-Blade Culture’. In the making of these implements, the precious stones like Chert, Zasper, Flint etc. were used. In this age, besides stones, bone-horns made implements are also found. These implements were made mainly from long bones and horns of animals.

State wise description of Upper/Later Paleolithic Sites are given below:

State

River Valley Region (Archaeological Sites)

Jowajan (Afghanistan)

Sanghao Cave

Panjab (Pakistan)

Indus River Valley (Rory)

Rajasthan

Situated in Ajmer district-Budha Pushkar

Gujarat

Visadi

Madhya Pradesh

Jogdaha, Bhimbetka (finding of some pieces of blue colour stones), Baburi, Rampur, Baghore-I

Uttar Pradesh

Belan River Valley (finding of a bone made statue of Matridevi from Lohanda nala region of Meza Tehsil in Allahabad district-This is the only statue found from Upper/Later Paleolithic sites of India), Son River Valley (a site near Chopan in Sonbhadra district)

Jharkhand

Sinhbhum

Maharashtra

Situated in Jalgaon district-Patne (finding of beads made from egg-shells of ostrich), Bhadne & Inamgaon

Andhra Pradesh

Renigunta, Bemula, yerragondapalem, Caves (Bila Surganum-remains of Hearth, this is the earliest site of hearth finding in India) of Kurnool, Muchchhtala Chintamanugavi cave shelter (The richest site of bone-horn-made implements remains finding from Upper/later Paleolithic sites of India), Betam Cherla

Karnataka

Situated in Gulbarga district-Shorapur doab (doab-a region lying between two rivers), Bijapur district.

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